Monday, June 20, 2016

HEAT WAVE: How to Stay Safe (6 Tips)

BREAKING NEWS: A Heat Wave is sweltering the SOUTHWEST, reaching temperatures as high as 115-120 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT in some areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Utah. 

Like scenes from a SciFi movie, streets are melting, flights are being diverted back, deemed too hot to load, massive fires are engulfing land and several deaths have been reported. 
Scary, Scary Stuff. BUT.... 

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE:

1) STAY HYDRATED 
- On average, we lose around 10 CUPS of water on a HOT day... Consider this an EXTRA HOT day & adjust accordingly.

2) AVOID ANY & ALL Strenuous ACTIVITY, Especially OUTSIDE 
- Just gotta get your daily run / hike / walk / bike ride / fill-in-the-blank in?!?! FORGETABOUTIT!!! 
It AINT worth your life.

3) STAY INSIDE & CONSERVE ENERGY
- Turn your AC/Fan on (low/medium to conserve electricity - you don't want to lose it completely!!) & draw your shades to keep the sun's rays out. OR head to a local Cooling Center/ Mall/ Library.


Please DON'T DO THIS
(best stay OUT of a car)
 

















4) AVOID Alcohol & Caffeine 
- BOTH are diuretics, which increase urination, too much which can cause dehydration. 'nough said.

5) WEAR LOOSE, LIGHT CLOTHING
(Avoid tight-fitting, dark clothing that absorb the sun's rays)

6) EAT WATER-RICH FOODS
- Watermelon, Tomatoes, Peaches, Pineapple, Strawberries, Oranges to cool down.


NOTE: Children, Senior Citizens & Dogs (animals in general) 
are especially vulnerable, so watch out for them! 

12 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer


WARNING SIGNS OF HEAT CRAMPS:
- Muscular Pains & Spasms that occur in the Legs/Abdomen 

WARNING SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION:
- Heavy Sweating
- Muscle Cramps
- Weakness
- Headache
- Nausea/Vomiting
- Paleness, Tiredness, Dizziness
- Lack of Sweat

WARNING SIGNS OF A HEATSTROKE:
- High Body Temp (above 103 degrees F, orally)
- Unconsciousness
- Dizziness, Nausea, Confusion
- Red, Hot, Dry Skin
- Rapid, Strong Pulse
- Headache 

*** CALL 911 ***
If you -or- someone you know may be suffering from 
Heat Cramps
Heat Exhaustion 
Heat Stroke 
***

NOW GO GET A GALLON OF WATER!!! 
And Chug, Chug, Chug... 

AM I Missing Something?? Lmk and I'll ADD it!!!


Blissfully Yours,

Tatiana 



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